Captain’s Info & Schedules

Softball Tournament
Saturday, June 15, 2023

Almost Heaven –Heavenly

Captains Summary & General Info:

Date: June 15th, 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM  

Number one thing, PLEASE communicate with your team, no surprises; rain date is important for all players, Sunday June 16th  – Lehigh County Fields.

    • Team Schedule: TBD

Field & Day’s Activities: 

    • Group  Pictures at the hill,  behind the Muhlenberg Softball Field –  please let your team know – Time: TBD
    • Team Pictures — if your team picture has not been taken try to have done after group picture,  stay on the hill.
    •  Official Tournament Rules JSMF Rules  – Review with your team– cards in your basket. Chandler wooden bats all donated for use. 
    • Confirm score after every inning with Ump and other Captain.
    • Player code of conduct – please make sure all players read understand what the day is about — see tab also.
    • Captains report results to scoring table after game; confirm score after each inning with ump/other Captain.  Score cards will be provided.
    • Opening Ceremony  (15 minutes) please let your teams know, start ceremony at 8:30 AM
Keith Groller talking to the Mixologist

Other great activities for the day – please communicate with your team:

    • Mocktail: TBD come and sample the Mocktails, and vote for your favorite, could win a prize. 
    • Silent Auction
    • 50/50 Raffle
    • Food Vending: Vince’s Cheesesteaks, Take a Taco, Donut Truck
    • Kids Activity: Lawn Games and Tie Dye T-shirts. Free for kids under 6 years of age. $10 for kids 6 years and older, t-shirt included.
    • Sports Clinic: Go to this link for more info –

Rules of the Game:

JSMF Rules

  • Score and strike zones will include both the Orange Plate Extension Mat and Plate
  • Playoffs consist of the 2 semi final games, and  a final Championship game.
  • Leaving base early before batter makes contact is an out. One warning per game.
  • Foul ball on 3rd strike is a strike out.
  • No metal cleats, will not play.
  • Confirm score after each inning with opposing team.
  • Tie Breaker for Division Play:
    1. Head to Head
    2. Run differential (7 runs max. per game)
    3. Fewest runs allowed
    4. Coin Toss
  • Use ONLY wood Bats for the Men’s games; Women batting can use aluminum bats
  • Each team will start the first game, first inning with no First Baseman…our way to continue honoring Justin 
  • Play 6 innings or 65 minutes division play.  Each at bat starts with one strike and one ball.
  • Everyone bats, whether they play or not, continuous lineup within the game; bat in order based on the lineup for that game. No DHs and no subbing (including runners except for physical reason/injury) into batting line up, new person plays at end of lineup for that game.
  • No consecutive walks no more than two walks per inning.
    (Pitcher not throwing strikes will be given a warning by Ump/Field Manager, continues will ask Captain to sub)
  • No Bunting, stealing, or leading.
  • Slow pitch with 6-10’ arch. Game starts with one strike and one ball.
  • Forfeit after 15 minutes if team not ready to play.
  • Two, home runs per inning. Home run after the two will become a single.
  • A total of 10 players per field if Coed, all Male teams 9 players.
  • Playoffs consist of semi-finals and finals

Code of conduct:

In 2007, we presented two scholarships for $5,000 to two highly qualified and deserving seniors.

Alex Ullman one of Justin’s childhood friends presented the award. He coined a phrase ‘What Would Justin Do’ or WWJD, this player code of conduct embraces that thought.

A small excerpt from his speech: “The Justin Sheftel Memorial Scholarship rewards those individuals who have the humility to be a team player, and yet possess the passion to keep on going even when the best is out there playing. It rewards the ones who might be rendered invisible when only the best of the best are considered on paper, but who in reality, have just as much personal drive as the greatest who ever played.”
The Player Code of Conduct is fairly simple:

1. Be a “team player”.
2. Support the effort to honor Justin and remember him on this day.
3. Act with respect toward the umpires, volunteers and opposing players.
4. Appropriate language should be used at all times.
5. Think with the idea ‘WWJD’.
6. NO consumption of alcohol or drugs, on or off school premises during the tournament, no tobacco products on school property.
7. Have a tons of fun, play hard, and bring a great spirit to the game.